Natural Resource Compliance

Uncover a wilderness of opportunity

Turn your love for the outdoors and concern for maintaining the environment into a rewarding career with our Natural Resource Compliance program. This two-year diploma ladders directly into our Conservation Enforcement Bachelor of Applied Science degree and will give you the tools you need to uphold and protect the resources of our beautiful landscape and creatures. We’ll provide you with a clear understanding of conservation law enforcement while developing a foundation in detection and investigation of natural resource violations. With our blend of academic and practical learning, honed during nearly four decades of experience in this broad-based program, you’ll have everything you need to begin laying down the law.

Natural Resource Compliance is right for you if you:

  • possess tact, diplomacy and excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • have an interest in nature and concern for the environment
  • possess good health and physical conditioning
  • have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • possess excellent problem-solving skills.

Move up the ladder

You get a first-hand look at what it takes to be at the core of this vital industry as you get the perfect mixture of lectures, labs and field trips.  When you’re done, your diploma will not only allow you to seek entry-level employment in the field, but is also the perfect pathway if you wish to continue your education by earning your Conservation Enforcement Bachelor of Applied Science. Either way, you can look forward to being at one with nature and obtaining the career you’ve always wanted.

Natural Resource Compliance: At-a-Glance
2 Years
Diploma in Natural Resource Compliance
Lethbridge College, Royal Roads University, University of Calgary

Learners completing the diploma in Natural Resource Compliance are also able to continue their education by entering directly into the third year of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Conservation Enforcement degree program.

Students are responsible for the cost of the field trips relating to this program.

Students will be expected to complete non-credit environmental field techniques courses as part of the requirements to complete the program. Courses such as bear safety, firearms safety, pleasure craft operator’s card and boat operations will occur as part of field trip season activities.

Students will be responsible for the fees associated with these courses. Prior valid training possessed by students will be considered for recognition.


Natural Resource Compliance - Cost Estimate
2017-18 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies
Year 1$3,839$1,106$2,091
Year 2$4,139$1,186$830
• Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.
• International students are charged three times the tuition fee of their particular program and the same (other) fees as domestic students.
• Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Contact Us

Program Office:
• 403.382.6991
Office of the Chair:
• 403.320.3232
Office of the Dean:
• 403.317.3597

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